dinner for girls – pea pesto crostini

a while ago i found this recipe on one of my favourite blogs, cupcakes and cashmere.
i knew instantly that i wanted to try it out and last week i had the chance when two of my best friends (sonja from fashiontweed and dani – seen here) came over for a girls night in my new apartment.
this is a really easy dish to make, you just mix peas, parmesan, oil, garlic, salt and pepper, season to taste it until it´s good for you (trust me, you may be brave with the salt on this one – otherwise it will taste kind of funny and boring).
then you put some white bread into the oven first, roast it gently with oil in a pan and in the meantime you can prepare the sticks – i think i don´t really have to explain how putting the ingredients on the stick works 🙂
and voilá – there you have your perfectly (medium) healthy and easy dinner that will leave your friends impressed.
XOXO

the vienna experience. LOCATION CHECK #1

while i´ve been here, my girls took me out to various places over vienna and i´ve discovered some real gems. most of those who live in vienna are familiar with these bars and restaurants, but for me, everything is new and i love how creative and unique the interior design and also the food in these restaurants was.
over the next time, i want to present to you some of my favorite places that i discover while being here and which stuff of the menu you should definitely try!
image via dasheinz.at


i want to start with „das heinz“. it was the first place that i went to in vienna, because it is located just next to a hotel i stayed when i didn´t have an apartment yet. i had a great evening there the night before my first day of work in vienna with one of my best friends, and somehow the living-room-atmosphere calmed me down and i felt like vienna was welcoming me already.
FACTS

what i loved about heinz is definitely the interior – everything is white, cosy, girly, chic, stylish, warm, welcoming, glittery but not kitschy at all. when it´s warm outside, they open the huge windows to the front and it feels like sitting at a veranda. they also have a few tables outside and a smoking area (thank god that´s not relevant for me anymore). you can go there for dinner but it´s also perfect for a few after-work-drinks as well.
TO TRY

image via dasheinz.at

like nowadays almost every bar/restaurant in austria, they offer some drinks containing prosecco/wine, sparkling water, lime, elder extract and some mint leaves. some call it „hugo“, some call it „summer aperitif“ – i don´t really care how it´s called anyways, as long as it´s bubbly and yummy.
concerning food – if you are more on the vegetarian side of life, give the „grilled halloumi“ a try. that´s a greek dish consisting of grilled goat-/cowmilkcheese with tsatsiki and salad – simply delicious!
SPECIAL – THE EXTRA ROOM

there is something really special at the heinz called „das extrazimmer“ which is a beautiful room at the back of the restaurant. it´s perfect for having a private event like birthday celebration or company meeting back there, they even have a beamer and screen where they show the football games during EM.
i´m really thinking of having my birthday in the extra room this year – well, we´ll see!

XOXO

the vienna experience. HIGH ON THE TOP

on monday night, sonja (fashiontweed) and i got a really nice invite to spend the evening at vicky´s (bikinis and passports) new place. they recently moved to a new, amazingly beautiful apartment with a huge rooftop terrace which is perfect to hang out at and enjoy some after-work-drinks with friends. the view over vienna from up there is just gorgeous and i wished i never had to leave. 
we were able to sit outside until almost 11 PM (or if we hadn´t have to go home even the whole night, we just had to leave because getting up for work the next day was hard enough without staying up too late) because the temperatures are sahara-like in vienna right now. thank you girls for this lovely night!

(all pictures thanks to vicky)

blouse and lace short: zara
XOXO

the vienna experience. VIENNA FASHION NIGHT

so this is what happened during the past few months – i got promoted in my job and moved to vienna, therefore there wasn´t much time left for blogging! but i´m back and ready to fill you in with the latest news from my new hometown vienna. so far i love everything about this city, the weather, the people and the thousands and thousands of possibilities on how to create your free time.
life has been great since i´ve been here and i already made some new friends which i really appreciate – there were lots of girl´s night´s out with even more campari milano´s and other yummy drinks.
here are the pictures of one of the first events i´ve been to in vienna, the vienna fashion night.
i went there with my good friend sonja from fashiontweed and met lovely kamila from wiener models and trust me – we had the funniest night ever!
and FYI – my suitcase with all my stuff hadn´t arrived yet, so i had to go there in my business clothes, trying to pep it up with some girly shoes and pink earrings.
(first picture via artista, all other pictures thanks to sonja)

blazer, trousers, bag: zara
earrings: forever 21
shoes: buffalo
XOXO